4.【已刪除】4. The Taiwanese-American basketball player Jeremy Lin’s _______ rise to NBA superstardom is spotlighted by the media and fans worldwide.
(A) catastrophic (B) entrepreneurial (C) provocative (D) meteoric
7.【已刪除】7. That the newly-appointed CEO’s maternal grandfather is a direct _______ of the founder again proves that the company is indeed controlled by the family.
(A) descendant (B) accomplice (C) plaintiff (D) ancestor
8.【已刪除】8. Many people consider universities as places with ______ elites, who have trouble understanding what is truly needed in life and at work, and are completely detached from the real world.
(A) empathetic (B) distinguished (C) snobbish (D) articulate
10.【已刪除】10. I ordered a beautiful ceramic vase from a shopping site on the Internet. Unfortunately, it wasn’t shipped properly, so it did not arrive _______.
(A) intact (B) crucial (C) feasible (D) eloquent
17.【已刪除】17. The chairman requested that _____________.
(A) the members studied the problem more carefully (B) the problem was more carefully studied (C) the problem could be more carefully studied (D) the members study the problem more carefully
19.【已刪除】19. If the documents _____________ with discrepancies, the issuing bank shall indicate the discrepancies on the IB form.
(A) will be presented (B) presenting (C) are presented (D) is presenting
20.【已刪除】20. _____________, the entrepreneur would have built the successful business ten years ago.
(A) Only that he can get enough capital (B) If it had not been for the lack of start-up fund (C) But for his start-up fund (D) Should he have enough start-up fund
30.【已刪除】30. _____________ excellent research on wolves, we know much more today about that species than we did five years ago.
(A) Thanks to Dr. Robinson’s (B) Because Dr. Robinson’s (C) As a result of Dr. Robinson has done (D) Despite the fact that Dr. Robinson has done
31.【已刪除】Starbucks’ brand strategy can be best captured by its “live coffee” mantra, a phrase that reflects the importance the company attached to keeping the national coffee culture alive. From a retail perspective, this means creating an experience around the consumption of coffee, an experience that people could 31 into the fabric of their everyday lives.
There are three components to this experiential branding strategy. The first component is indeed the coffee 32 . Starbucks prices itself on offering what it believes to be the highest-quality coffee in the world. To 33 its exacting coffee standards, Starbucks controls as much of the supply chain as possible, as well as the distribution to retail stores around the world. The second brand component is service, or what the company sometimes 34 as “customer intimacy.” The third component is atmosphere. Starbucks believes that people come to Starbucks for coffee, but 35 is what makes them want to stay. For that reason, Starbucks has seating areas to encourage lounging and layouts that were designed to provide an upscale yet inviting environment for those who want to linger.
31. (A) intrude (B) weave (C) incubate (D) evacuate
36.【已刪除】The Obama administration attacked the credibility of the analysis underlying Standard & Poor, s decision to downgrade the United States’ top credit rating. S&P was forced to move the number from its analysis after the U.S. Treasury officials found that the rating agency, s 36 of the government，s discretionary spending was too high. The reason the Obama administration felt upset was that S&P decided to downgrade the U.S. credit rating 37 the errors found in the calculations. While S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus, a Treasury spokesman still said that a judgment by a US$2 trillion error speaks for itself. Such mistakes were 38 the rating agency’s unsophisticated understanding of the U.S. political system. Leaving alone what the U.S. officials claimed, the top S&P official told Reuters that any changes in the calculations 39 into consideration. Also, the US$4 trillion sliced from future budgets was symbolic of the part of the hard-fought deal to lift the nation’s debt’s limit. Even though the error clearly pointed out is bad for the image of the U.S., the rating agency declined to 40 on its downgrade. Dealing with the threat, the U.S. Treasury officials had not only played down the potential impact but also said markets already were aware it was under consideration.
【題組】36. (A) criticisms (B) targets (C) estimates (D) discussions
41.【已刪除】A recent study came to the alarming conclusion that all red meat is bad for youwhich is, any amount, any kind, will increase your risk of dying. The study conducted over 20 years, found that eating just three ounces of meat a day increases your risk of dying by 13 percent^and that number increases to 20 percent if that meat is processed, like hot dogs or bacon. But this isn，t the first time meat-lovers have been warned^from ubiquitous pink slime to lax regulation Here are only a few arguments against being a carnivore.
Anyone with high cholesterol knows to stay away from red meat. Swapping out red meat with another protein source such as nuts can lower your risk of heart disease by up to 30 percent. But red meat is also linked to cancer, especially to colorectal cancer, and to diabetes. If you need an image to convince you to stay away from meat, you couldn’ t do better than that of pink slime. According to Gerald Zimstein, a former Department of Agriculture scientist, 70 percent of ground beef sold in supermarkets contain pink slime, a goo made out of waste trimmings previously reserved for dog food and cooking oil.
In addition, about 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States go to livestock, which need them to stay alive in cramped and overcrowded industrial farms. To make them grow faster, they’re often given hormones which have been linked to cancer. It’s unclear what effect eating antibiotic-filled meat has on humans，but the federal government is concerned that the widespread use of drugs is breeding antibiotic-resistant superbugs and has slowly begun to restrict them. Well, even though cholesterol and antibiotics are supposed to be in the meat, what about the stuff that isn’t? The United States’ standards for testing meat for pesticides and chemicals are notoriously lax. In 2008, Mexico turned back a shipment of American beef because it didn’t meet the country’s standards for copper traces, and in 2010 the Department of Agriculture，s Inspector General condemned the U.S. for allowing meat containing pesticides, heavy metals, veterinary drugs, and other chemicals to reach supermarket shelves.
As we are now having more concerns about our environment, here is a fact to know. Livestock do more damage to the environment than automobiles, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, which called the industry “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems on every scale.” Livestock degrade land, contribute to climate change, pollute water, and destroy biodiversity. Cattle rank up there with automobiles and power plants in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, livestock^mostly cattle—account for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.
【題組】41. Which of the following is the most appropriate title for the above passage?
(A) More Reasons to Never Eat Meat (B) Carnivore vs. Herbivore
(C) Eating Meat to Sustain the Environment (D) Opposing to the U.S. Beef Import
42.【已刪除】【題組】42. According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) Eating meat occasionally will increase the risk of dying by 13 percent.
(B) Mexico returned American beef because of insufficient copper traces.
(C) The U.S. has long established high safeguard standards for beef quality.
(D) Meat production is a major culprit for pollution of the environment.
43.【已刪除】【題組】43. The regulations for meat testing in the U.S. are notoriously lax. What does the statement mean?
(A) The U.S. has been defamed by other meat exporting countries.
(B) The U.S. has a loose control over toxic residues in meat.
(C) The U.S. has encouraged meat trading in the free market.
(D) The U.S. has urged its people to eat as little meat as possible.
44.【已刪除】【題組】44. Which of the following is NOT a direct consequence from meat consumption?
(A) Higher risk of heart disease. (B) Higher risk of cancer and diabetes.
(C) More greenhouse gas emissions. (D) More trading conflicts between nations.
45.【已刪除】【題組】45. Which of the following about “pink slime” is NOT correct?
(A) Pink slime can be found in approximately two-thirds of ground beef on supermarket shelves.
(B) It used to be reserved for making dog food, but now it is also consumed by humans.
(C) It is made out of unwanted trimmings to avoid excessive food wasting.
(D) Picturing pink slime in meat products can deter people from eating them.
46.【已刪除】Back in the 15th century, just a short distance away from the city of Frankfurt, Germany, Johannes Gutenberg changed the literary world forever. He invented the printing press, thus opening the door to a world in which books could finally be mass produced. Not long after the invention of the printing press, local booksellers organized the first book fair in Frankfurt, and it remained the most important book fair in the world until the end of the 17th century. It was then that the Leipzig Book Fair overtook its Frankfurt counterpart in popularity, but Frankfurt would take center stage once again following WWII，and it has kept its top position ever since. Today, the Frankfurt Book Fair draws hundreds of thousands of people from over 100 countries to its grounds each year. For publishing companies launching new books, those looking to negotiate the international sale of rights and licenses, and anyone wishing to find out more about the publishing market, the Frankfurt Book Fair is a can，t-miss event. Featuring approximately 7,500 exhibitors from every part of the publishing and media industries, it’s a one-stop source for all things related to the written word. Besides, the Frankfurt Book Fair is about much more than books; it also draws people working in the media and entertainment fields with its digital initiative, Frankfort SPARKS. This is where technology innovators discuss new ways of doing business in the Information Age, and where exciting new business partnerships in music, video games, and social media are bom. Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair chooses a guest of honor^a different country to be flie focus of the festival. In 2011, under the banner of “Fabulous Iceland,” visitors learned more about the country through book reading, film, music, and other art. Bookworms the world over shouldn’t miss the year’s fair, which takes place from October 12th to 16th.
【題組】46. Which of the following statements about the Frankfurt Book Fair is NOT true?
(A) It brings people from over 100 nations together in one place.
(B) It is one of the oldest book fairs in the world.
(C) It has always been the most important book feir on the planet.
(D) It is one of the biggest gatherings of the year for the publishing industry.
47.【已刪除】【題組】47. What is implied about the Frankfurt Book Fair?
(A) It was much more important in the past than it is today.
(B) It was at its peak prior to WWII.
(C) Attendance has been declining in recent years.
(D) All publishing companies would be foolish to miss it.
48.【已刪除】【題組】48. What can be found at the Frankfurt Book Fair besides things related to books?
(A) Discussions about music and video games.
(B) Contests and games in which corporations compete against each other.
(C) Screenings of movies that have yet to be shown worldwide.
(D) Displays that have to do with major sports from around the world.
49.【已刪除】【題組】49. What do we know about Iceland at the 2011 book fair?
(A) Books from Iceland are banned from the fair.
(B) Iceland will have the smallest display at this year’s fair.
(C) There will be a special focus on the nation at this year’s fair.
(D) This country will not be attending the 2011 book fair.
50.【已刪除】【題組】50. What is the purpose of this passage?
(A) To get more people to visit Frankfurt.
(B) To introduce the world’s biggest book show.
(C) To show the problems with the publishing business.
(D) To inspire new ways of doing business in the Information Age.